I get asked that question a lot, so I'll start by displaying a sample of the description from my latest Everytrail Guide entitled Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway, near Fort Worth, Texas:
|Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway rail trail|
When it's freezing cold up north, this trail makes a nice winter-time escape. If you are a trail-lover, then you'll enjoy the flat terrain, peaceful surroundings, and well-spaced diversions along the trail.
Who will enjoy this trail?
- Bike riders who want to get in a 40 mile ride without risking life and limb on the highways.
- Hikers who want the solitude and serenity of a country trail.
- Vietnam veterans who want to stop off at the National Vietnam War Museum.
- Bird watchers who want to see an incredible variety of aviary delight from the pure white of the waterbirds near Sunshine Lake to the vibrant red and yellow birds that flit through the Texas underbrush.
- Historians who want to learn about the old, abandoned railroad, the Native American uprisings, and the days of Texas cattle/oil barons.
- Anyone who wants to get some exercise while viewing the Texas countryside.
That's just a small portion of what is found in an Everytrail guide. In addition, there are numerous trail pictures, descriptions of those pictures, a trail map, trail points of interest (POIs), useful trail links, suggestions for other trails, and a brief summary of the important trail facts such as length of trail, trail level, and trail activities.
The really nice thing about the Everytrail guides is their portability. If you have a smart phone such as an iPhone or Android, you can download a trail guide and have it available on the trail. Another nice aspect of the Everytrail guides is that you only need to purchase the guide you need for a specific trail or bundle of trails as opposed to a whole book of trails you may never use.
If you haven't had a chance to check out Everytrail, give it a try on your next hiking or biking trip.